Monday, April 26, 2010
Its been busy a week but so nice to have a long weekend for Anzac Day. I felt so sorry for those diggers [and the driver] who got mowed down by the runaway jeep at one of the ceremonies. Ironic that you survive being in a war and but nearly get killed marching in remembrance for your lost mates.
I've been fiddling around making Atc's. One of my groups posted a challenge to make faux metal, so here are mine.... lots of fun this and lots of experimentation.Its very hard to get decent pics , they are very shiny and look very metally in real life.
Basically i used silver card and turned over and embossed with a biro, just going over and over like this....
Then i applied black stazon and sanded back with wet and dry. I applied different colors of alcohol inks[sunburst orange is great rusty color] and some distress ink which takes bit to dry.
i am leaving this one as is, don't think it needs anything...i know pink sunflowers...artistic licence ]]]
With this tree one , i was drawing my my tree with card on the base of of one of those plastic black liners that come out of the green bags. It had a checky pattern and the tree and leaves came up dotty which really suited it...
the lovely images come from Suzie Que. I was really saddened to hear she died recently , I didnt know her personally but she was very generous with her freebie images.
And these are some others , using this painted technique i found in Bernie Berlins book[finally ordered myself a copy after drooling over a friends copy.]
i just love doing this...you gessoe lightly a magazine image and then outline in waterproof marker, then paint, texta, color in with pencils...i used water color pencils
Freddy, Ursula and Nero = FUN
Cat image from land of nod.
borders from Astrid McLean.
Ruby Red Shoes.... 2/2
p.s. tell me if this fonts too hard to read and i'll change it...